Honda CB Shine user reviews

Overall rating:4.4 / 5634 ratings
5

Good bike, poor servicing by company

3 years ago by Ali Asgar13,808 views

I have been biking since 1991 and let me tell that this is the best bike i have used so far. It has style, power, reliability, decent fuel economy and comfort. Honda shine is a silent tiger on road although with some serious shortcomings. I have briefly listed the pros and cons for my honda shine bought in march 2010:

pros

  • - it has good pick up and maneuverability for navigating through dense and unruly indian traffic. Also you never feel the load of a pillion rider.
  • - It is designed for a very comfortable posture. Combined with robust shock ups, it ensures you have no back ache or fatigue for about 100 km ride.
  • - Refined engine with a pleasant sound.
  • - High reliability and durability - i have run it for over 30000 kms now and it still gives a brand new feel.
  • - Low maintenance – servicing at every 3000 km and oil change at every 2000 km will make sure you make no extra expenses on maintenance.
  • - A consistent mileage of about 45kmpl which is decent for this kind of power and pick up.

Cons

  • - missing fifth gear – for its power and pick up, the bike should have had a fifth gear to ensure smoothness on highway. It produces high vibration and sound on high speeds.
  • - Chain dislocation – the chain surprisingly gets off frequently due to dryness and loosening. Make sure you keep oiling and tightening the chain every 2 weeks.
  • - Common spare parts like chain cover, handle covers, front hood, indicators etc. Are not available at service centers especially when your model is over 2 years old. Honda keeps making minor changes in accessories every year and it ignores the old customers. Its like they expect us to buy a new bike every year.
  • - Honda has the most unresponsive customer support system. They never respond to e mails.
  • - The service centers are understaffed and underequipped. It takes a long waiting to get your bike serviced.
F

so if you are ok with a callous service and support from the manufacture, if you can deal with minor technology/design issues and are not high on mileage, honda shine is your best treat on road. It will give you a riding pleasure that no other bike can give.

Pros

power, comfort, handling, reliability

cons

chain, gear, service

  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 5

    Comfort

  • 4

    Value for Money

Was this review helpful?

Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

More reviews on CB Shine

  •  4Overall good 16 hours ago by Vattam Naga Sai Naveen
    Overall performance is very good. Only thing is not satisfactory is with the chain sprockets, they get damaged so often. Head is a bit weak . Remaining features are very good. Simply it's a family bike ?? it's very comfortable bike . Front disk is effective for 70kmph ...
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    Read more
    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Complete efficiency of shine 21 hours ago by Karthik
    It's very good to even middle class fellows to buy according to price. Its smooth in sound and looking is awesome. Its performance is very excellent, fully comfort while riding. Maintenance is also easy. Front disc is a really good feature. Suspension of the bike is als...
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    Read more
    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  31 year experience 2 days ago by Varun
    The bike design and mileage is good, but the clutch plate is not good. It can't fastly changed and engine making noise after 8 months and sometime the bike clutch can't be put in neutral, and the service centre doesn't fix the problems. What they repair only last for 1 ...
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    Read more
    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Honda shine 3 days ago by Vikram
    The bike is really good for daily commute and the engine performance well in the city and gives the good fuel efficiency i am satisfied with the performance of the bike at that price range . If you looking for the daily commuter than shine #shinesbright for your needs ...
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    Read more
    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Honda bikes are more attractive 3 days ago by Aravind Gummadi
    I have purchased this bike at economic cost and this bike is very comfortable in driving experience and looking good , it's function is good and maintenance is good i had many rides on this bike, this is mostly suitable for family purpose and also good in appearance an...
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    Read more
    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  5Please change colour as hero bikes 5 days ago by Harikrishan Ojha
    Please change the colour of bikes why ..All time shining colour fat colour other all normal and perfect miner maintenance normal sound pollution strong metal and shockers smooth running led also power full nice performance of the most brake.. Nice design bike all like...
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    Read more
    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  4Superb bike from honda 1 week ago by Saad Deshmukh
    This bike is very awesome it has superb pickup, smooth in riding, nice average and it gives very nice feel when we are riding , it gives comfortable riding experience, it has best engine from honda that everyone wants, its maintenance is very low that common people wi...
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    Read more
    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Best 125cc bike  1 week ago by Mohd Danish
    I bought rebel red metallic colour cb shine disc variant in 2015 , i pretty satisfied with it's power it's got great build quality and engine performance, i never face any issue regarding engine , in 2.5 years i changed chain sprocket, steering cone and bearing set, but...
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    Read more
    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Nice bike 1 week ago by Deepak Srivastava
    I bought this bike in may 2015 ..It has awesome pickup. Smooth drive..Comfortable seat for back rider also.Easy gear shifting.Good mileage. Totally worth of your rupees.Many times i have ridden for long distance it is such a cool bike cause does not feel uncomfortable. ...
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    Read more
    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5Excellent 125cc bike 1 week ago by Chandrasekaran
    I ride my friends bike for few days. I like cb shine. I decided to buy cb shine disc with a week. I like cb shine very much. I sold my old bike and bought it. Cb shine gives comfortable driving. It looks like very attractive design. Worth for money. I very very like th...
    Was this review helpful?

    Inappropriate review? Report Abuse

    Read more
    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      Never owned

Why do you want to report it abuse?

Comment

Report

Honda CB Shine

4.4 (632 ratings) 234 reviews

Ex-showroom, Mumbai

 50,615
View model details

Rate your bike

Share your experience about this bike

Expert Reviews on CB Shine

Honda CB Shine vs Honda Activa 125: Comparison Review

Honda CB Shine vs Honda Activa 125: Comparison Review

20 June 2016
Ranjan R. Bhat

Scooters are the flavour of this age. After their monumental rise, fall and the recent resurgence in the Indian market, scooters have now become the cash cows for several two-wheeler manufacturers in the country. While the Activa and the Splendor continue to be embroiled in...

Read more
Read all expert reviews

Why do you want to report it abuse?

Comment

Report

Please tell us your city

This allows us to provide relevant content for you.

Please enter your city
Confirm city